A Bright Room Called Day

A Bright Room Called Day

The Public Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the first major New York revival of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, directed by Oskar Eustis.

Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.

About A Bright Room Called Day:

Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, reunites with longtime collaborator and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a scorching new version of his first play, the prescient 1985 masterwork suggesting the possibility of the Reagan counter-revolution eventually giving rise to American fascism. Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America. Funny, brilliant, and devastating, this new production of A Bright Room Called Day revisits an epic work that takes a piercing look at the vulnerability of American democracy, and demands to know: when the devil takes up residence in your country…will you act?

Tony Kushner
The Public Theater
Oskar Eustis
Cast list:
Jonathan Hadary (as Xillah), Linda Emond (as Annabella Gotchling), and Estelle Parsons (as Die Alte)
A Bright Room Called Day Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 29, 2019
Opening date: 
November 19, 2019
December 8, 2019

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